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  •  In our school, teachers read to us after lunch (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, cfk

    recess.

    My list of books with animals:

    The Shy Stegasaurus of Cricket Creek--the dinosaur lived in Eastern Oregon when I was a child.

    Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary.  The kids and the dog lived in my aunt's neighborhood in Portland, OR

    The Island of the Blue Dolphins--I loved the idea of making a skirt out of cormorant feathers.

    The Wind in the Willows, though I thought the characters were too idiosyncratic.

    Richard Haliburton's telling of Hannibal crossing the Alps on elephants.

    But I will never forget reading Black Beauty when I had the measles.  Misery for all.

    Sorry I am late to the party.

    •  I am glad you could come by! (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, frosti

      Any time is fine.  

      A great list!

      I really liked Richard Halliburton, too.  I found a copy of his book with the Hannibal crossing many years ago and I was thrilled.

      I have read all of your list except the Shy Stegasaurus...that sounds really neat.  My children's teachers read to them every day after lunch, too, and I think that is just wonderful.

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      by cfk on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:00:24 PM PDT

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